The Earth Day website has this to say about this year’s theme:
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
Earth Day began in 1970, with 20 million Americans taking to the streets to protest against pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was actually created as a result of this.
The Earth Day website has a Billion Acts of Green page, which shows some of the ways you can take climate action. After all, while talk is important, our planet desperately needs action.
There’s also an interesting post on the effects of COVID-19 on our environment.
My income is low enough that this year I qualified to get a free energy-saving kit from my provincial electrical utility. It arrived last week, and included a couple of faucet aerators, a low flow showerhead, and some assorted energy-saving goodies.
I would like to decrease my reliance on single-use plastic bags (although reusable bags aren’t permitted right now), but I haven’t come up with a suitable alternative to use as garbage bags. Doing a full clean-out of the guinea pigs’ cages is a particularly garbage bag intensive undertaking. There’s got to be a better way, but I haven’t figured out what it is yet.
What are you going to do for our planet to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day?